Category Archives: half siblings

Stop Cain and Abel From Entering Your Family- Have Family Meetings with Kids

Family meetings are an excellent tool to listen to both sides of a sibling argument. They provide a safe arena where you can impose rules about each person taking a turn to express his or her viewpoint. Continue reading

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What is a sibling?

Exactly what is a sibling. This seems so basic- we always think we know what a brother or sister is . Continue reading

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What Check List Do You Or Your Midlife siblings need during summer visit to aging parents?

Here is a checklist for midlife siblings to take , on your summer visit I have given you ten red flags to watch for when you spend time with aging parents. This means you may have to get out your magnifying glass, like Sherlock Holmes, and really look for clues. Continue reading

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Midlife Sibling Family Disaster plan- Agenda for Family Meeting

You need a disaster plan because older people are more likely to die in heat wave disasters like the broiling one this week. Continue reading

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What Is a Sibling Family Meeting? Fast Flash Directions

A sibling family meeting is a conference between sibling to solve large or small sibling problems . Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 5- Will there be Rebellious 60’s Siblings?

But one great social change in the Madmen plot, that isn’t talked, about much is the change in the lives of siblings. Siblings rules in the 40’s and 50’s included to be seen not heard and never rebel, rules that icy Betsy Draper imposes on Sally and Dick Continue reading

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Late Life Remarriage=I Am My Own In- Law?

Get ready for the future. In twenty-first century midlife, not only do we frequently get divorced and remarried, but our aging parents do as well. Sometimes shockingly, we may acquire unexpected stepsiblings through a parent’s unforeseen late-life marriage. Continue reading

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Modern Family- Great for Gen X Parents In All it’s Extensions

Sharing the burden lifts a bit of the heavy load of parenting in a two-income economy, where Mom’s and Dad’s have two sometimes three jobs to keep a family together. Continue reading

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Are Your Blood, Half and Step Siblings in an Endless War ?

If you are Generation X and your parents were divorced- you might point your finger at your baby boomer parents – how they approached marriage and family relationships. Continue reading

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Want to make a New Years Resolution to raise your kids as closer siblings ?

Parents are like turtles. They carry the carapace of their childhood sibling clashes with them into their own parenting. Moms and dads re-create their own brother and sister issues- once again- with their own children. How?? Continue reading

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